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Born in New York City in 1968, ROBERT ABAD has spent the last thirty years studying and capturing life through the lens of his trusty pocket-sized cameras. A prolific traveler, mentor and teacher, Robert has shared his knowledge and unique insights on global trends and emerging markets with universities, corporations, governments and media outlets globally. Away from his career in finance, Robert is passionate about world culture, storytelling and film. He holds Master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia Business School, and is a graduate of New York University and Regis High School. He is also the founder of EM+BRACE, a global mentorship initiative that came to life in 2015. 


"We created MOMENT to help children see more of the world as it is.  For us, real education is about appreciating the stories that are mostly invisible, raw or hidden. It's in these stories - or moments - where you get insight into someone else's life. That helps to create real connections which allow you to work together to try and find a solution to a problem."   

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